Nursery

Our nursery class is fully integrated with Sunshine Club (a private not-for-profit extended nursery provider) and we offer a wide range of attendance patterns. We offer FUNDED 15 hours term-time, 30 hours term-time or 21 hours 50 weeks of the year for eligible children, as well as extended days and holiday provision all year round (with the exception of Christmas and Bank Holidays).

Please see our admissions page for full information.

Mrs Kirkup is the class teacher. Miss Jewell, Mrs Terry and Miss Swanston are the Nursery Nurses.

The school nursery team work very closely with our fully-integrated Sunshine Club.  They key Sunshine daytime staff are: Mrs Donbavand (Manager), Mrs Haswell (Deputy Manager), Mrs Crinson (Assistant Manager), Mrs Sinclair and Mrs Laddie (Senior Nursery Nurses), Mrs McGraw, Miss Miller and Miss Bowley (Nursery Nurses).

Children in our nursery have a named key person.

The Nursery staff aim to create a welcoming and stimulating environment in which children can learn through play with their friends and adults.  The Early Years Foundation Stage 2012 curriculum is made up of three prime and four specific areas of learning and development:

Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also  be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

You can read a parents guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage by clicking here.

Prospective parents are welcome to visit our Nursery – please phone or email the school office to arrange an appointment.